Anthony Chau is a College junior from New York City majoring in psychology and minoring in Chinese and economics. He is passionate about LGBT activism, political engagement and examining media biases, educational access, mental health awareness, chess, musical theater and Olympic figure skating and gymnastics. In addition to copy editing and writing for the arts and entertainment section of the Wheel, he is also active as a tour guide, Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship (IDEAS) fellow, Emory Reads executive board member, anthology editor of The Pulse, seasoned expert at sneaking into the DUC and occasional practitioner of very bad yoga, after which he gorges himself on smoothies filled with 54 grams of sugar because fruit is healthy. Off-campus, you can find him dancing terribly at concerts at The Tabernacle or in bed binge-watching Gilmore Girls covered in shame and the crumbs of various snack foods.
Annie Cohen is a College freshman from New Orleans, La., who attended Metairie Park Country Day School. While officially undecided, she is looking into studying creative writing and theater, and is currently working on Theater Emory’s Romeo and Juliet. She has been doing theater since she was seven and has a special interest in musical theater and Shakespeare. Cohen also loves to cook and read. Some of her favorite books include Pride and Prejudice, the Harry Potter series and the Sherlock Holmes series. Cohen loves Emory and Atlanta and has been enjoying her first semester of college while trying to take advantage of all that Emory and Atlanta have to offer. She could not be happier to serve on the Wheel’s Editorial Board and is excited to continue her work here at Emory.
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Duncan Cock Foster is a College senior from Seattle, Wash. He started writing opinion pieces and columns for the Wheel about a year ago. He previously served as vice president of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. Cock Foster, a computer science major, is interested in technology and entrepreneurship. As a sophomore, he co-founded a company called Edward Foster Clothing that manufactures men’s button-down shirts. He is also a traveling member of the Emory Model United Nations (MUN) team. Cock Foster loves to read any well-written or interesting book, regardless of subject matter or genre. A student of history, he is especially interested in how historical lessons can be applied to modern problems. He is also a huge football fan.
Zachary Issenberg is a College senior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., majoring in comparative literature and history. Issenberg started writing for the Wheel his senior year, because he felt like he finally knew enough to say approximately 1,000 words a month. He also runs Emory Radio WMRE and Emory Literary Club. Issenberg is currently editing his first collection of poems and writing a novel about a fictional Jewish family who goes from Fiddler-folk roots to a cyberpunk end. After years of being supported by music nerds and book snobs, Issenberg hopes to bring his perspective on inclusivity and open criticism to the Editorial Board. Issenberg’s time at Emory has been shaped by the campus’s commitment to sharing ideas in a welcoming environment, and he hopes the Editorial Board may impart good vibes for all.
Jennifer Katzis a College freshman from Maplewood, N.J., planning to major in biology on the pre-medical track. In her free time, she likes to nap, binge-watch Gilmore Girlsand pet lots of cats. She was the co-editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper, The Columbian, where which she developed a deep appreciation for journalism. When she’s not at the library, you can find her dancing to Spotify playlists full of Simon & Garfunkel and A Tribe Called Quest, whipping up avocado toast or getting lost in Atlanta. Her favorite spot near campus is Lullwater, due to her admiration of nature, especially fall foliage. In joining the Wheel’s Editorial Board, she hopes to occasionally escape her endless mounds of homework while representing the newspaper with compassion, valiance and integrity.
Josh Khalif is a Goizueta Business School senior concentrating in finance and double majoring in English. On campus, he is on the executive board of the Emory Impact Investing Group, an organization that aims to change the economic landscape of Atlanta by providing debt loans to local entrepreneurs. His role as chief development officer enables him to work with entrepreneurs to meet their business needs on a daily basis. Khalif has also served on the BBA Council, where he was in charge of overseeing extracurricular clubs for all students. Additionally, Khalif is passionate about education equality, economic issues, politics, sports, financial markets, history and music. In his spare time, Khalif enjoys running, reading and staying up-to-date with current issues. However, as a Philadelphia native,Khalif loves Philly sports above all else.
Madeline Lutwyche is a College freshman from Baltimore, Md. She came to Emory primarily for the warm weather, and began working as a copy editor for the Wheel this fall. Lutwyche is interested in economics, politics and social justice, and enjoys correcting other people’s grammar mistakes. She attended The Hill School, a small boarding school outside of Philadelphia. At Emory, Lutwyche is a proud resident of Dobbs Hall and a diver on the women’s swimming and diving team. She plans to study economics and applied mathematics and possibly to apply to Goizueta Business School. Lutwyche was born in Kilchberg, Switzerland, but her English parents eventually found their way to the States when she was four years old. When she’s not in the pool, Lutwyche enjoys celebrating her heritage with strong cups of tea and inappropriate BBC Radio 4 program(me)s.
Born in Fayetteville, N.C., College senior Shemlah Naphish is an English major with a concentration in African American literature. A QuestBridge scholar, she is heavily involved in economics at Emory, as she was a teaching assistant for Introduction to Microeconomics and a member of the Emory Economics Student Society. The effects of education and economics play an integral role in her understanding of how the world operates. She participates in Volunteer Emory and has experience tutoring international students. Naphish also enjoys attending extracurricular events offered throughout the year dealing with global social justice, economics, business and health-related topics. She enjoys fitness, music, dancing and swimming. Naphish aims to bring to the Editorial Board a realistic perspective that relies on asking questions to reach the most rational solution. Observant and analytical, Naphish understands her ability to interact with different types of people and believes that she will be able to provide a sound solution to any problem.
Niyonzima is a College freshman from Kigali, Rwanda, possibly majoring in political science and wishing he could still minor journalism. He lived in Arusha, Tanzania, for 11 years, spent four years in New York City and is embarrassed to tell people that he has been living in New Jersey for the past three years. Niyonzima attended the United Nations International School in Manhattan, where he spent most of his time on extracurricular activities like Model United Nations (MUN) and student government while neglecting his class work. On campus, he is involved with Volunteer Emory and Young Democrats of Emory, two clubs that encompass his biggest interests: community service and political engagement. Within these interests, the issues most important to Niyonzima are creating equality for marginalized groups, expanding the power of youth voters and Chelsea F.C. winning the Premier League, all in the spirit of creating a better world.
Tarrek Shaban is a College senior from Atlanta. He has been an editor at The Emory Wheel since the fall of his freshman year at Emory. He is a political science and computer science double major, pursuing an honors thesis looking into how social media can be used to predict the elections. Shaban is currently serving on Emory University’s Senate Committee for Open Expression and is a member of the Emory College Honor Council and The Student Hardship Fund. He has been a travelling member of the Emory Model United Nations (MUN) team, and he has run committees for MUN at Emory. He will be running the Red Room Committee Spring 2017, which deals with the ideological conflicts within the Soviet Union after the death of Lenin. Shaban plans on attending law school after graduating from Emory. He is an avid Yankees fan, enjoys golfing, cooking and obsessively following FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast.